Exotic can mean so many things, but we, at Liquor and Beyond exotic online liquor store, want to showcase alcohols that are: unfamiliar, rare, unique, and/or from far-off lands. They're the liquors that you see on the shelves or in the pages of your exotic online liquor store that pique your curiosity and sense of adventure.
It should come as no surprise that eccentric and unfamiliar beverages are selling out fast from exotic online liquor store inventories since the pandemic has left everyone restless for escape.
Lockdowns have bored us half to death while depriving us of traveling abroad or reuniting with our home communities and culture. This under-stimulation and/or nostalgia has led to uprising trends in the purchasing of adventurous ingredients in both food and drinks. We want excitement, we want bizarre, we want to be transported.
For this reason, we see the uprise of not only the exotic online liquor store, but also things like:
- Bubble tea venues
- Kombucha lines
- Sake bars
- CBD-infused drink producers, etc.
The wanderlust in us has been craving the unique and different.
Top 9 Exotic Alcohol Recommendations
There are so many mysterious and traditional concoctions out there from tons of distinctive international terrains, but we've highlighted a handful (or two) of the most interesting ones at our exotic online liquor store, for your experimental tasting pleasure.
Amarula is a delicious exotic cream liqueur that comes from the Marula tree's fruit, which is native only to South Africa. This elixir is the epitome of exotic since the trees mysteriously can't be cultivated anywhere else and they only bear their fruits for a short time frame every year in the summer. It's won many awards for its unique flavor profile, both nutty and slightly citrusy.
Dansk Mjød Klapøjster Mjød Mead
This may be hard to pronounce but it's easy for an exotic online liquor store to sell and even easier to go down the hatch! The Danish mead is made using traditional techniques and sources (honey and water), but they threw in some snaps for extra…snap! It'll hit ya hard but oh, how it burns so good.
Tempus Fugit Liqueur De Violettes
When it comes to violet liqueurs, this one takes the cake. Tempus Fugit Liqueur De Violettes is fake-free and a bit less sweet than other traditional Crème de Violettes, with a more natural sweetness profile from the Maraschino cherries, making it fairly interchangeable within classic Violette drinks while bringing its own uniqueness. It's handcrafted in micro-batches using handpicked violets from the Côte d'Azur along the French Riviera. The quality is impeccable.
Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky
This blended whiskey is a love letter to its Asian heritage, combining whiskies from three of Suntory's distilleries: Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. It's light, smooth, and traditionally sweet. Your exotic online liquor store will likely carry it for a really affordable price point as well. A great drink on a summer day!
Cartagena is the exotic home of Licor 43, but for you, it might be the exotic online liquor store in your browser bookmarks. This Spanish liqueur is an amalgamation of 43 carefully selected ingredients. From herbs to fruits, it's got a great vanilla profile with notes of citrus and cinnamon. This boozy bottle makes the list because it's underrated and underrepresented!
Derrumbes Oaxaca Joven Espadín Tobala Mezcal
Your local liquor store may have mezcal, but likely only your exotic online liquor store will carry this mezcal. Using Espadín and Tobalá species of Agave, this slow-roasted Oaxaca-native mezcal is unique and full of smokey depth. What makes it extra exotic is the use of Pulque, a fermented alcohol beverage native to central Mexico. Pulque is the fermented sap of the Maguey/americana agave plant. It's used to help the fermentation process of this robust mezcal.
Dolin Genepy Des Alpes Liqueur
This herbal french liqueur dates back to 1821, when the recipe was created. It uses tons of rare and intense alpine herbs and is made in the exotic Savoy region. Famous for its Génépy, or "mountain sage", it is traditionally served as a digestif. It's pine-y and works well with gin and tonic.
St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
While you may have heard of this one, and have likely seen it on more platforms than just your exotic online liquor store, this artisanal liqueur is from France and uses an elusive ingredient: elderflowers. Thousands of them in fact. These exotic flowers only bloom for a few days, so making this floral tincture is a careful dance. Using the petal just right is also a challenge, for too much pressure can extract bitterness instead of sweetness. St.Germaine has found that perfect technique. It's floral and fresh even on its own!
Tasmanian Pepperberry Cocktail Spice
Exactly what it sounds like, this Tasmanian concoction contains a berry with tasting notes of both blueberry and peppercorns! It starts out sweet and then hits you with a tang of heat. It's hard to find in North America and isn't very well known, but it should be! It makes a great and creative addition to tons of cocktails and it also contains 45% ABV itself.
We're so happy to get to showcase these hidden and special treasures. An exotic online liquor store like Liquor and Beyond will carry these and so many more exotic gems. They'll have you feeling like you're on a trip outside the norm. Be adventurous, be brave. Be boozin.
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